WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

The business world knows no seasons. Even though the heat is striking, summer is the prime time for internships. These represent some of the best opportunities to learn on the job and to get to know the industry while creating a great network. Also, it’s the ideal setting to show off the best office attires— one of the main reasons why I can’t wait to start working!

On a break from his intern tasks, this Fashionisto gave me great insight on how to make the most of your wardrobe in these situations. Though I knew putting a suit on creates wonders in this industry, he kindly told me there’s more to men’s fashion than meets the eye.

When out to buy a suit, there are some important aspects to consider. It gets easier everyday to find good options without spending a fortune. However, I would advise you to see such buying as an investment— after all, a suit isn’t something you buy on a daily basis. Besides the fabric (which you should adapt to your taste and the formality of your job) and its pattern and color, always make sure it fits you right. If it is too short or too loose in any place a suit will lose most of its impact. In this Fashionisto’s case, I especially liked the intensity the all black suit transmitted— perfect for a working day. Another element you shouldn’t overlook is the shirt. After making sure it is your size, there’s a wide range of models for you to choose from— edgy, patterned or classic white.

Finally, there are multiple ways to complement your suit that will surely guarantee you many compliments. This Fashionisto opted to leave the tie and pocket square for a more formal occasion but told me he would never forget to put on a good pair of shoes and a statement watch— small details that make a big difference.

One Simple Change: if your job doesn’t require so much formality, opt for a black blazer with a pair of plaid trousers when in need to run errands.

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